Many people reach adulthood only to wish they’d have had braces as a kid. They think that now it’s too late, or that they’d feel self-conscious with a mouth full of metal. For such folks – and maybe you’re one of them – Thompson & Frey Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in Owensboro offers clear braces that subtly realign your bite.
The main advantage of clear braces is that it is nearly impossible to see them while they are being worn. The results, however, are definitely noticeable.
We have two types of clear braces: Invisalign, and Six Month Smiles. Don’t let the absence of metal fool you. Each one corrects alignment and crowding problems that can affect the overall health of your teeth.
Invisalign clear braces are clear plastic trays that fit into your mouth like an athlete’s mouth guard. They’re made from molds of your teeth, and gradually bring your bite into proper alignment. One of the things people most like about them is that they come out at mealtime.
Six Month Smiles are more like traditional braces. The difference is that their brackets and wires are made from a clear material that is nearly undetectable, but deliver great results, usually within six months.